The Octopus tattoo is the perfect tattoo for creative flexibility as far as tattoo design is concerned. The tattoo artist can design this sea creature to be wrapped around arms and legs, draped over shoulders and wrapped around torsos and backs. Add to that the Octopus’s chameleon like ability to change color to match their surrounds, and their wide variety of colors. They are ideal designs to incorporate into existing tattoos and maritime scenes and they also can symbolize a huge range of characteristics and virtues.
Naturally intelligent, creative and flexible, the octopus also acquires its mystique from the watery environment in which it lives. It is a master of camouflage, and can literally disappear before your eyes. And if that tactic doesn’t work to evade oncoming predators, the octopus will eject a cloud of black ink to make it’s escape. It is all part of the mystery and sense of wonder that surrounds this eight-tentacled creature.
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Here is a great example of a tattoo cover up job done right. In the before picture the tattoo was quite amateurish looking and a perfect candidate for a tattoo cover up. The afterwords result was a beautiful new tattoo that the client will be much more happy to show off.
Cover ups are an alternative to having an undesirable tattoo removed, it’s also a lot less painful, expensive, and much faster. A cover up is just that, covering up an old tattoo with a new one. Many tattoo artists are becoming quite skilled in doing tattoo cover up jobs and can help you to to create a design that you will be much happier with. The price is usually the same as getting a traditional tattoo, and when done correctly your old tattoo will no longer be visible.
There are some limits as to what can and cannot be covered though. Unfortunately black tattoo ink cannot be covered with something yellow so if you are starting with a dark tattoo you will need another dark tattoo design cover up. All areas with ink on them will need to be covered to have the best design effect.
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The unmatched beauty of the peacock with its strikingly colorful and flamboyant feathers is one of the most amazing tattoos that you can have. Peacock tattoos are not only beautiful, but also have deeper symbolic meanings. A peacock tattoo can symbolize something different to each person, but the underlying message is always the same one of pride and beauty.
Peacocks have come to hold meaning as a symbol of accepting one’s own beauty. They are also a sign of authority and a regal manner. People who get a peacock tattoo are likely self-assured and proud.
In early Christianity, peacock was also the symbol for resurrection, for its unique quality to get more beautiful and attractive feathers, each time it sheds the old ones. So, in Christianity, Hinduism and Islam, peacock can be found to have an association with divinity. However, in the ancient myths of Egypt, Greece and Rome, peacock and its feathers were associated with completely different things. Peacock feathers in these cultures were considered as the ‘evil eyes’.
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